MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
- Core Faculty
PhD Department of Psychoanalytic Studies, Deakin University
MA Psychoanalytic Studies, LaTrobe University
Bachelor of Education Counseling, LaTrobe University
Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences, LaTrobe University
From the heart
Naropa University offers faculty and students alike the opportunity to bring contemplative
practices and perspectives into their work; enriching both themselves and the discipline
area of their profession, inclusive of teaching pedagogy.
- Gregory, K., Newbegin, G., & Schofield, M. (2014). Mind and heart: Mindfulness and
loving-kindness meditation for therapists. In Wicks, R. & Raynard, E. (Eds.).Self-renewal
themes in psychotherapy: A guide for clinicians. Hoboken, NJ:John Wiley & Sons.
- Gregory, K. (2013). The Im/possibility of Race: Raising Race in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy
and Politics International, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp. 152-159.
- Gregory, K. (2012). Buddhism as a ‘living tradition’: The foundation for Buddhism
without borders. Buddhism Without Borders Proceedings of the International Conference
on Globalized Buddhism,Bumthang, Bhutan, May 21-23, 2012
- Gregory, K. (2012). How did the nineteenth-century notion of Buddhism arise? Two perspectives
in parallel. Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1,
- Gregory, K. (2012). Buddhism and Health in Cobb, M., Puchalski, C. & Rumbold, B. (Eds.).
The Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare, Oxford University Press
I have been a Buddhist practitioner for over twenty years in the Kagyu Tibetan tradition;
under the instruction of the late Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche I regularly teach at the
E-Vam Institute in Melbourne and international affiliated centres. My research interests
include the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy through the construct 'psychological
health', the ethics of race in psychotherapy practice, and the 'best-practice' training
- Assessment and Testing
- Social and Cultural Foundations
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?
Chögyam Trungpa's book The sanity we are born with: A Buddhist approach to psychology
Describe a moment when you helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment.
When a student said 'now I get what you are trying to teach us; there is no 'right
formula' when it comes to responding to diversity in counseling'. Demonstrating capacity
to go beyond 'what to do' to 'how to be' - wonderful!
What does it mean to you when somebody says, “That’s so Naropa?”
When a seeming disparate group of people come together and find they are in fact talking
the same language; and from there something wonderful can happen.